The MetroFocus Team
A native of Cuba, Rafael Pi Roman has anchored, hosted and produced public affairs and political news programs at Thirteen and WNET since 1992. Pi Roman served as executive producer, writer and host of the three-part special, “The City,” which covered the 1997 New York City mayoral race and won an Emmy in 1999. In 2001 Pi Roman became the host and senior editor of Thirteen’s primetime Emmy award-winning program, “New York Voices.” Pi Roman has been a contributing producer/correspondent for NYC-ARTS since 2009 and in 2010 he became co-host and co-executive producer of Thirteen’s weekly current affairs program, “New Jersey Capitol Report.” His television work has been honored by the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences as well as by the Latino Coalition for a Fair Media. In 2005 Mr. Pi Roman was named one of the 25 most distinguished Hispanic men in New York City by the city’s premier Hispanic newspaper <em>El Diario/La Prensa</em>. In 2014, Pi Roman won a New York Emmy Award for On Camera Talent for his work as the Program Host of MetroFocus.
Jack Ford has been everything from a successful broadcast journalist, to an author, and even a prominent trial attorney in the Northeast. His broadcasting career began in 1984 when he became an anchor at WCBS-TV in New York. From there, he’s worked at news outlets such as NBC News, NBC’s morning show “Today,” “Dateline,” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Most viewers recognize him as the primary legal correspondent for “NBC News” during the mid-90’s O.J. Simpson trial. Jack has worked as a CBS News legal analyst and is currently a correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports, along with hosting on MetroFocus. In 2021, Jack won a New York Emmy Award for his work as a Program Host / Moderator of MetroFocus.
Jenna first knew she was destined for a career in journalism after following the weekly reports of the Muppet News Flash as a child. She went on to study communications and journalism at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts. In 1999, Jenna took her first job in the business as a Production Assistant for 1010WINS eventually working her way up to assistant editor. Working in a busy New York newsroom, she quickly learned what it takes to churn out a factual, engaging and newsworthy story on deadline. From there she took her first on-air position at WBGO, Newark Public Radio and began a lifelong love of public broadcasting. After WBGO, Jenna spent 6 ½ years writing, reporting and producing All Things Considered for WNYC in New York City. Her work has also aired nationally on NPR.
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